Eggs – Fresh or Not???

So how do you tell if an egg is truly fresh?

The water method is very simple to perform and interpret. Simply fill a medium size bowl with at least 2 – 3 inches of water roughly the same temperature as the egg. Gently place the egg into the water and observe how it behaves. If the egg sinks to the bottom and lays on its side, the egg is fresh. If the egg touches the bottom of the bowl, but stands up on its end, or is very close to standing up on its end, the eggis a little older, but still OK to eat (especially if you don’t mind store bought eggs.) These “older” eggs are great for hard boiling as they tend to peel easier. If the egg loats and does not touch the bottom of the bowl or the eff very quickly stands on end, it’s time to retire the eggs to the trash can.


Thanks to Debbie Rodrigues for this great submission!

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